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DEED Offers 12th Edition of Employment Law Guidebook

February 18, 2014

Madeline Koch, 651-259-7236

The 12th edition of “An Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota” has been completed and is being offered to the public for free by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The agency said the business guidebook provides a broad overview of federal and state laws that pertain to the employee-employer relationship and offers guidance for hiring and managing employees, developing employment policies and avoiding liability for employment law violations.

The new edition contains substantial changes to the section on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – the federal law that protects personal medical information – and a new section on the Affordable Care Act.

“Employers and employees are linked in a dynamic relationship that is subject to a variety of social, economic and legal factors,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “We are pleased to offer this very useful publication to employers in Minnesota.”

DEED developed the book in collaboration with the Minneapolis law firm of Lindquist & Vennum.

The publication is available in hard copy or on CD-ROM from DEED’s Small Business Assistance Office, First National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota St., Suite E200, St. Paul, MN 55101-1351; telephone 651-259-7476 or 800-310-8323; or email at It also can be downloaded at the following link: .

Lindquist & Vennum also has free copies at its offices in the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

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Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.